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Foreshore South – Commencement of project works

Multiplex will start work on the Foreshore South project this month with a number of activities to occur both on land and in the Brisbane River.

When and where:

From August 2018 for a period of 12 months, Multiplex will undertake construction activities along the Bicentennial Bikeway (within the fenced site), at Waterline Park (under the Riverside Expressway and behind 1 William St) and in the Brisbane River (see attached map).

What to expect:

The upgrade works are expected to take 12 months and construction hours will be 6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Multiplex’s delivery strategy utilises the Brisbane River, which means limited truck and vehicle movements through Gardens Point Rd and instead increased river activity with more barges and other vessels operating in the South Brisbane Reach section of the river.

The scope of works includes the following activities:

  • Site clearing
  • Site drainage and stormwater upgrades
  • Mangrove vegetation pruning and management (this activity will be done under the guidance of a professional arborist)
  • Piling – marine and micro piling to install Mangrove Walk foundations
  • Civil construction – bikeway and separated pedestrian path
  • Pavement and soft fall installation
  • Painting
  • Gym and recreational equipment installation.

Vehicle and vessel movements:

For the section of river where work is occurring, the speed has been reduced to 6km/hr. All river movements will be communicated to and approved by the Harbour Master on the day. Multiplex has also engaged with all current river users, and in particular, TransDev, who look after CityCat scheduling, which is not expected to be impacted by these works. For the most up-to-date information on CityCat schedules visit TransLink.

Some heavy vehicle movements will be required along Gardens Point Rd, however restrictions will apply. Multiplex will comply with the approved traffic management and haulage management plans. Lock out periods apply between 6.30am and 9am however please note, there may be other truck movements during these times that are not related to this project.

Access to the QUT CityCat will remain open at all times.